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Cream Claims Second Win Against Scarlet in Scrimmage

The Husker softball team played their second intrasquad scrimmage of the fall Thursday afternoon where team cream outscored team scarlet 14-3 in a six inning game at Bowlin Stadium.

Runners were placed at various places throughout the scrimmage at the beginning of each inning to focus on situational plays resulting in 10 of the 17 runs. 

There was plenty of offense in the game as the teams combined for 13 hits. For the scarlet, freshman Ava Bredwell led the way with two hits. Senior Peyton Glatter and sophomore Camyl Armendariz each added one hit. 

For the cream, sophomore Abbie Squier led with three hits including a grand slam in the third inning. Squier also tallied seven RBIs. Senior Courtney Wallace also added two hits for the cream. 

In the circle, sophomore Kaylin Kinney and senior Karlee Seevers split the innings for the scarlet. Kinney recorded three strikeouts and allowed four earned runs on seven hits. Seevers recorded zero strikeouts and allowed no earned runs on two hits. 

For the cream, sophomore Caitlynn Neal and senior Courtney Wallace split the innings. Neal allowed zero runs on zero hits. Wallace recorded four strikeouts and allowed no earned runs on four hits.  

Throughout the game, each team was put in various base-runner situations. In the first inning, a runner was placed on first base at the start. The scarlet recorded zero hits and zero runs. 

Sophomore Billie Andrews started the bottom of the first inning off for the cream with a single to center field. After an infield fly ball from senior Cam Ybarra, Wallace singled down the right field line. Squier was hit by a pitch, bringing in the first run of the game. With the bases loaded, Neal hit a ground ball to shortstop that was thrown home for the out. Senior Anni Raley hit a double to the outfield to bring in Neal, Squier and Wallace. After BIllie Andrews grounded out, the cream finished the inning with four runs and three hits.

Runners were placed on second base to start the second inning. Kinney grounded out but advanced the runner. Glatter hit a single, bringing in the runner. Bredwell hit a single, advancing Glatter to second. However, Wallace struck out the next two hitters. 

Cream followed up with one run and one hit in the bottom of the second. Despite a pop up to shortstop and line drive to right field, the runner was able to make it to third base and be in scoring position when Squier was up to bat. Singling to center field, Squier brought in another run for the cream. 

In the third inning, a runner was placed on third at the start. Seevers was the first out after a ground ball to third base. Junior Brooke Andrews followed with a ground ball to shortstop. The inning ended after junior Mya Felder grounded out to third base. 

Cream had their highest-scoring inning of the afternoon with five runs. Raley led with a line drive to second base for the first out. Sophomore Abbey Newlun followed making it to first on a fielder’s choice, scoring the runner on third. After a fly out from Billie Andrews, Ybarra and Wallace both hit singles, setting up loaded bases. Squier then hit a grand slam over the left field fence. 

A runner was placed on second and third to start the fourth inning. The scarlet had their best inning of the night notching two runs and two hits. Despite two strikeouts from Kinney and Glatter, Bredwell doubled to left center bringing in the two runners that started on base. Armendariz singled to right field, but Bredwell was thrown out at home.

Cream also took advantage of the two base runners after a double to center field from Newlun, scoring two runs, marking the two runs and one hit of the inning. 

At the start of the fifth inning, a runner was placed on first and second. Scarlet had a quick inning with freshman Mya Malecha having a fly ball caught and Seevers grounding into a double play. 

Squier had her third hit of the afternoon singling to right field, scoring a run for the cream. Despite two strikeouts in the inning, Newlun was able to take advantage of a throwing error and steal home. 

At the start of the six inning, a runner was placed on second. Scarlet and cream both recorded zero hits and zero runs to finish the afternoon.

The cream claimed the second intrasquad scrimmages 14-3.

Nebraska will host its first fall double header against UNO this Sunday, Sept. 26 at Noon at Bowlin Stadium.

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